Start ups in London Libraries (SiLL) Project Coordinator/ SME Champion

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Southwark Council
Reference
SC02937
Sector
Other
Salary
£29,000 to £35,000 Per Annum
Location
Southwark
Job Type
Permanent
Date Posted
13th November 2018

Job Description

The role
1 Job purpose
The purpose of this role is to ensure that the Business Start up in London Libraries (SiLL) project, in partnership with the British Library, achieves its SME outreach and output targets. The role will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the libraries within the borough of Southwark, creating awareness of the services and developing relationships with local stakeholders, business networks and SMEs ensuring their engagement with the SiLL project.

2 Principal accountabilities
2.1 Responsibility for the coordination, administration, and reporting requirements for the SiLL project within the borough of Southwark.
2.2 Producing regular reports for the SiLL project team to confirm key performance indicators achieved for each quarter; including data from all the beneficiaries entry using Excel.
2.3 Being thoroughly conversant with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project Management Guidance and monitoring systems and ensuring that the SiLL project activities and delivery are compliant with the strict ERDF processes and guidelines.
2.4 Coordinating SiLL workshops, networking events and 1:1 advice meetings with beneficiaries/customers.
2.5 Developing and implementing local marketing and outreach campaigns to ensure that workshops and events are fully booked and attract the right audience.
2.6 Being the central point of contact for all the project activities in the borough, the SiLL team at the British Library and other delivery partners.

3 Job Context
3.1 SiLL is a business support programme led by the British Library’s Business & IP Centre to support start-up businesses and entrepreneurs across London to develop the insight, skills and confidence they need to start and grow successful businesses.
3.2 This three-year project will include tailored workshops, networking events and access to the Library’s business collections and resources and will be delivered by a network of 10 London borough library authorities. Each London borough will have its own SiLL Project Coordinator/SME Champion.
3.3 The SiLL Project Coordinator/SME Champion will be critical to the success of the project by ensuring that the project achieves the SME outreach and output targets. The person will responsible for coordinating the activities of the libraries within the borough, creating awareness of the services and developing relationships with local stakeholders, business networks and SMEs ensuring their engagement with the Start-ups in London Libraries (SiLL) project.
3.4 The SiLL Project Coordinator/SME Champion will plan and coordinate all the project activities at the borough libraries; this will include marketing and outreach, organising monthly workshops and producing quarterly reports in line with ERDF monitoring systems and requirements. As part of this, he/she will require good Excel skills and will need to capture data and produce reports on individual SMEs/beneficiaries.
3.5 The SiLL Project Coordinator/SME Champion will also have a good knowledge of the British Library’s business services, collections and resources.
3.6 This post is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

4 Reporting

This role reports to the Principal Strategy Officer in the Local Economy Team. This role has no direct reports.

5 Financial responsibilities
To ensure efficient and cost effective management of project budgets, where allocated.

6 Conditions of Service

This role is covered under the NJC conditions of service as applied in Southwark Council. This role is deemed to be a full time role (36 hours a week).

7 General

The post holder is required to carry out duties and responsibilities of the post in accordance with the Councils’ policies and procedures and standing orders. 


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